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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9650

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Intel Core2 Quad Q9650

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 B95

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom II X4 B95 vs the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9650 vs Phenom II X4 B95

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q9650
128,200 MB/s
Phenom II X4 B95
121 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9650  vs
Phenom II X4 B95 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.47 pt/W 1.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Core2 Quad Q9650  vs
Phenom II X4 B95 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.15 GHz 3.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.25 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.15 GHz 3.56 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650
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AMD Phenom II X4 B95
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